My Loots from Preloot!!

After making my first purchase, I thought this was a pretty good concept for user to explore more local brands. Good local brands! Through Preloot, I actually get to know more local brands! I actually seen some brands before but wasn’t aware that they’re local brands – ie: Gummi! I thought they were from US or Europe.. (my gosh! How sua-ku!) & Bodhi too!!

Well…here’s my SECOND BOX (& THIRD BOX) to share.. Hope you like them too!

IMG_6538 GUMMI Designer Nail Wraps

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Uniquely designed in Singapore, GUMMÍ nail wraps are fashion forward, effortless and high-quality.

We truly believe that when it comes to quality, its the little details and the things you don’t see that sometimes make the biggest difference. We put a lot of care and thought into GUMMÍ nail products and its our mission to make you feel extra special whenever you put on GUMMÍ nail wraps.

I ever tried nail films before and I thought they sucks. They gets peeled of easily, last not even more than 2 days. -___-

I’m hoping this will last long because I’m gonna wear this for my upcoming trip!! I shall share more swatch on my instagram!! Stay tune!

SOAPLAH

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A place where you can find solution to your skin problem!

Although I don’t like ginger but I like the scent of Ginger Turmeric Soap!! It smells really energizing! LOL..

visited their website and found that they not only have soap, they have scrubs and mask too!! Do check them out HERE too!!

BASIC THEORY

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Correct! this is my second pack of body scrubs from Basic Theory! I prefer this than the coffee one redeem earlier! the mild soothing lavender scent helps ease my mood and makes me feels relax after a day of hard work!!

FLOWER2GRASS2 (花花草草)

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OH!! This is GOOD! I never thought local brand can be this good – especially the night cream!! But to be exact, this is not really a local brand though. Flower2Grass2 originated from Hong Kong and is new in Singapore! Best part, it’s paraben-, colorant- and sulphate-free!! Pssst~ Only available on Preloot – that’s exclusive!

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The night cream good for combination skin user (yes! finally something made for me!!)! Rose Geranium oil calms oily or irritated skin, such as eczema, acne & rashes. Skin appears radiant as a result. Hazelnut oil penetrates the outer layer of skin easily, leaving your skin silky smooth without any feeling of oiliness. Lavender oil is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-depressive characteristics; also rejuvenating skin by softening and lightening, an excellent solution to acne scars.

 

Happy with my 2nd loot bag, I packed my 3rd bag!!

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Yes, Basic theory again.. LOL! They have really good scrubs so thought of giving their skin care a try…

KATFOOD

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The #nofilter Makeup Remover gently but thoroughly removes all traces of makeup without stripping your skin of its natural oils. Its blend of moisturizing coconut oil, clarifying castor oil, gentle avocado oil and relaxing lavender essential oil seriously nourishes your skin while cleansing and will have you snapping #nofilter selfies in no time! Engineered for every party girl – super effective on waterproof mascara and eyeliner! Strengthens and conditions eyelashes and eyebrows over time.

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Not the best makeup remover I had used but glad I had gave it a try..

BODHI

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The classic calming scent of lavender will soothe your body and soul. This handmade soap contains tiny lavender flowers and natural essential oils, which provides soft and gentle care for your skin.

Rachel KIMG_6610I guess I do not need to intro this again! Everyone knows Rachel K! I redeem a lighter tone this time and it suits me!

Guess, I will be keeping a lookout on preloot to try more local brands!

 

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Nail Vinyls

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Nice right?!!! I knew it!!

I have been letting my nails rest for the longest time ever since I change job a year ago!

Recently I saw many pretty nail art which are so easily achieve with nail vinyls and I decided to give it a try.. It’s just paste-paint-peel! No mess at all! However, nail vinyls are not cheap! Starting from USD5 per piece and if I wanna grab a few designs I may end up going on a diet!!

Just when I thought I should find alternative, TwinkledT came up with a awesome promo on 17 May 2015!!

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That’s the greatest discount ever, I swear! I’ve been stalking them for promo code ever since I knew about nail vinyls!! LOL.. With this promo code, of course I grab all that my wallet can afford!

And these are my new additions! you can click on the image if you are keen in getting them! I’ve added the hyperlink for your easy reference!!

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So far, I have not seen any similar products on Qoo10 or even Taobao!! that’s why I’m totally elated to know that they ship international!! By the way, TwinkledT is from US (California if I’m not wrong).

I’m more excited on trying cyclone so I actually did a simple nail art the night I received it! Wanna see my first try!??

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** I applied cuticle oil that’s why the oily look.. LOL

If you like the color I used in this nail art, they are:

  • Marc Jacobs – Madame (nude color)
  • Cirque – Stella (rose pink glitters)

 

Pacman in action!

It’s been soooooo LONG since I last try another nail art! Today I’m gonna show you (in my nail art) what the 90s kid have been playing!! ……..The Pac-Man!!

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Pac-Man (パックマン Pakkuman) is an arcade game developed by Namco and first released in Japan on 22 May 1980. It was licensed for distribution in the United States by Midway and released in October 1980. Immensely popular from its original release to the present day, Pac-Man is considered one of the classics of the medium, virtually synonymous with video games, and an icon of 1980s popular culture. Upon its release, the game – and subsequent Pac-Man derivatives – became a social phenomenon that sold a large amount of merchandise and also inspired, among other things, an animated television series and a top-ten hit single! 

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How to play? The player controls Pac-Man through a blue maze, eating pac-dots and fruit. When all pac-dots are eaten, Pac-Man is taken to the next stage. Between some stages one of three intermission animations plays. Four enemies (I usually call them “ghost” – Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde) roam the maze, trying to catch Pac-Man. If any of them touches Pac-Man, a life is lost and the Pac-Man itself withers and dies. When all lives have been lost, the game ends. Of-course this is not as easy as it seems but I’m not gonna go into details of it..

Without further ado, shall I introduce my Pac-Man & Ghost to you?? Heee!! 😀

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On my index finger, it’s Oikake a.k.a. Shadow (Blinky), which is the Red Ghost.

On my middle finger, it’s Kimagure a.k.a Bashful (Inky), which is the Cyan Ghost (well, because I don’t have cyan polish so i used alternative closest color..)

On my ring finger, it’s Machibuse a.k.a. Speedy (Pinky), which is the Pink Ghost (I think light pink doesn’t looks good on me so i changed to a lilac polish)

On my lil finger, it’s Otoboke a.k.a Pokey (Clyde), which is the orange Ghost.

In case you’re wondering what the Japanese name means… Here a quick translation:

<Name> – <Meaning>

Oikake – Chaser

Kimagure – Fickle

Machibuse – Ambusher

Otoboke – Stupid

On my thumb, needless to say, he’s our Pakkuman a.k.a. Pac-Man and his pac-dots!! *clap-clap-clap*

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My apologies for the super untidy edge, especially on my thumbs! I think I need to put my pair spectacles to good use already! T_T

Anyway, hope you like this Pac-Man design and give it a try too!!

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My Fancy Gloss

My first purchase of Fancy Gloss Polish!! This may not be a BIG name for you but she have amazing polish, ok, at least her polish amazed me!! LOL

I bought 2 bottles of Fancy Gloss thermal polish from Mei Mei’s Signature! Think I need not introduce Mei Mei anymore.. Most of my polishes (except OPI/China Glaze) are purchased from her. She carries loads of indie brands and some exclusive color..!

Today I will show you some simple swatches on Sugar Plum and Mixed Feelings. Of course my swatch won’t be the best resolution but it’s live demo!! LOL! So read on!!

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The purple polish is Sugar Plum and the greyish blue is Mixed Feelings. I don’t know if they are consider cool or warm when in bottle because Sugar Plum seems cold and Mixed Feeling seems warm.. LOL!

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So here’s my water! I know… I should have use a nicer bowl/pot of water but that’s what I can find at that moment! I already can’t wait to see the effect, who cares about the pot man! That’s secondary!

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So above pic is when my nails are under normal room temperature.. Color is light and shimmery. One coat may be sheer, two coats will be good, three coat will be too thick i think..

I like Mixed Feelings color in room temperature. Light and feminine. Like a fairy tale. Reminds me of Disney’s Frozen – knowing that it will turn blue..!

As for Sugar Plum, I like it when it’s grey. Although it looks a lil like a dirty grey. LOL..

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So now, I’m soaking them into my pot of ice water.. You can see that my nail tip had already changed color!! Then the next thing you know, I have colored nails!!!

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Seee!!! Ain’t it gorgeous?? BTW, these are without top coat, in case you are wondering why aren’t they shiny..

Again, I like Mixed Feeling! I feel like I’m the Frozen Queen!! =P

As for Sugar Plum, it didn’t turn out to be the purple I had imagine. It’s more like a purplish maroon?

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One thing I did realize.. Seems like Sugar Plum takes a longer time to “warm up”..  When Mixed Feelings already back to original color, Sugar Plum is still transitioning..

Overall, it was a good experience to try thermal polish.. Whenever I’m feeling cold now, I will look at my nails to see if they had changed color, indeed it had changed! ^__^

 

SaSa Beauty Lookbook Issue 1

 

I’m waiting for this moment to show you…….

*DRUMROLL*

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Are you PSY-CHED!?

Yes.. Remember in my previous post I mentioned about some campaign SampleStore has with SaSa Singapore? Well… It’s actually a joint collaboration between the two for SaSa Beauty Lookbook. I’m glad (more than glad!!) that I have the honor to share one of my nail art tutorial on their first issue!!

That post was posted in Facebook by SaSa SG in March. By now I think the Beauty Lookbook Issue 1 should have been out of stock already? Who will be kind enough to tell which SaSa outlet still have it!!? I wanna grab a copy too!!!

Anyway, below is a bigger image of the article.. Hope you like this humble design too!

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Paraffin Treatment at Home! Yeah!!

It’s been a LOOOOOONG time for a new post!!! Been busy with work + school + Chinese New Year!! Good thing is I’m finally ending my first module and that means.. EXAM SOON!! *shucks*

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But you know what? There’s always time for FUN & RELAXATION!! Hahahah!! A pair of beautiful hands will help me write better during exams!! ………… Ok, that’s just an excuse for a break from all the numbers & terminology (I’m taking FIA course)!

What makes your hand beautiful? Yes, a nice spa manicure! *ehem* That will cost at least a hundred bucks! How about a DIY Paraffin Treatment!!? Don’t worry you won’t need to go fabricate your own wax or buy a warehouse of wax or whatsoever.

Just head down to any SaSa outlet and you are half way to your DIY Paraffin Treatment!

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Yes, today’s post is about Soo Beauté Nail Paraffin Pack! The COST EFFECTIVE way of doing your paraffin treatment!! It’s only S$7.80 (I will confirm the price again!!) for a pack like this and you know what? It can be reuse at least 3 times!!! That’s LESS THAN S$3 each time you do your DIY paraffin treatment! Exclusively available at SaSa!

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The ingredients includes avocado(牛油果), morocco argan oil(摩洛哥坚果油), olive oil(橄榄油)and of course paraffin wax (巴拿芬蜡)!

Below are image of how to use them and trust me they are really easy to use!! Even if you do not know Chinese characters, picture illustrations are good enough!

If not… Read on and I’ll show you how to use them!

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So what you need to do now is start boiling your water! Instruction says pour in 90-100 degree hot water – but I think I probably only boil till 80 (I don’t have a thermometer but it’s not difficult to tell if you are using your home water boiler..)

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Pour in your HOT water – pls be careful and not scald yourself!

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Wait till the pink round sticker turns slightly blue (cooled down) then you can start to do finger dipping!!

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Here’s my fingers before treatment! DRY & ROUGH!

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Now I will dip my fingers in… (sorry for the poor image because I can’t multi-task!!)

Dip about 3 times (you do not need to wait for each layer to be completely dry before doing next layer) and you are good to leave it to do its work.

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This is the moment you feel pretty handicapped!

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After 10 – 15 mins, you can remove the wax already! Just pull them off and you are done!

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DO NOT throw away this wax that you had just used!! I repeat.. DO NOT throw away this wax that you had just used!! Instead, put them back into the pack and you can reuse them again!

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Throw in those wax that you had just used and keep them for future use!! 😀20140208-003833.jpg

My finger? They are so pampered now! They look better & healthier now! Smells great too!!

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REMARK: Do NOT wash your hands within the next 2 hours!

That’s all for today! Have a great week ahead!!!

**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

The Sample Store | SaSa Singapore

Oppa Gangnam Style!

Before we start.. .Let’s relax and enjoy one music video!

I bet you already have some clue what my post is gonna be about!! Yeah.. It’s KPOP!! TBH, I’m not a die hard KPOP fans! I don’t know who is 2NE1, 2am (was it 2pm??) nor Super Junior.. The only person I can relate to KPOP is… PSY (pronounce as “saɪ” not P-S-Y.)! His Gangnam Style exceeded 1 billion views on YouTube, becoming the first and currently only video to do so in the website’s history! With that much view rate, no wonder his song & his name get sink into my brain!! (When I first watch his MV I was like….. “Who is this UNCLE!!? but well.. he made an impression indeed!) 

Without further ado.. Let’s start talking about our Gangnam Style nail art!! Although the Gangnam craze had been looong gone but since it suit the KPOP theme, I decided to still go with it!

The nail polishes that I’m going to use in this nail art tutorial is sponsored by Samplestore.com. It’s one of their nail art campaign with SaSa. I don’t have much details about the campaign but you can keep a lookout for SaSa January newsletter (should be out already) to see if you can see my nail art published. If not, you’re lucky that you read it here!! =P

Update 9 April 2013: It’s out but not on SaSa Jan Newsletter. It’s SaSa Beauty Lookbook Issue 1! A joint collaboration with SampleStore!! Click HERE to read more about it!

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These are the colors that I had chose for my nail art! Blue/Yellow/Green/Pink/White/Black! All these polishes are by Cyber Colors! They’re quite opaque! Most of them are good to go in one regular coat. Although the formula may not be as good as OPI but they have broad brush (I will take a pic of it to show u later)! It made application easier then others brand.

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Here’s my nail art under natural lighting..  Pardon some jaggy stroke as I lost focus! =X

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Here’s with my iPhone 5 flash..!

To start, apply base coat to all nails before base color.

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Thumb finger: Cyber Colors Blue

Index & Middle finger: Cyber Colors White

Ring finger: Silver glitters

Little finger: Cyber Colors Yellow

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We are gonna create Psy’s sunny shade on our thumb! To do this, we will need to:

  1. Use a black striper to draw a line across your nails
  2. Next, draw two letter “U” below the line
  3. Another two lines from top to connect to each end of the “U” making the sunglass ear hook. Remember to curve inwards on the top of the line
  4.  Lastly, filled the lens with black polish to complete the sunglass!

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On your index finger, use a dotting tool and start dotting random colours onto your nail like above picture.

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Next, use a smaller dotting tool to add white dot onto the colour dots and a striper to slice other colour dot into half. Not to worry if the lines are obvious. After a top coat, it will look better.

This is actually Hyuna’s clothes in the MV! Did I get the girl’s name correct?? I did not fill it in with numbers as the dots are TOO SMALL, excuse me! Even if I can write, I wonder if you can read! >_< haha!

Next is where I lost focus.. oh goshhh…

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My middle finger shall be for Psy’s blue suite! To get this look:

  1. Apply blue polish on the side of your nail per illustrated
  2. Do the same for the other side making the white polish looks like a “V”
  3. Use a black striper again to draw two curve line to make the collar, two horizontal line as pocket and a straight line down to complete the jacket’s look
  4. For the bow, draw a “X” and join two ends with vertical line per illustrated
  5. Fill it in with black polish to complete the bow’s look

At least it still look like a suit from far. LOL..

After that we can proceed to the easiest part of the nail art…

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The Silver GLITTER!! All you need to do is paint you nails silver!! I used some random nail art glitter to get this done.. Having glitter nail actually give the overall nail art a louder look but don’t over do it (ie: apply on more than one finger nail)!! It will look too exaggerated!

Little finger is a little more time consuming..

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You will have to use some tape to divide your nails into a few sections per illustrated. Make sure your base color is completely dry so that you won’t be peeling the base color off when you are removing the tape.

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I used Cyber Colors green polish to fill in alternate section to give it a disco light effect. Wait about 30-45 sec to peel off the tape and let it dry now. Don’t wait for too long to peel it off as it will be difficult to remove when the polish is dried.

When all is done, protect your nail art with a top coat!!!

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Now who says it’s too late for some OPPA GANGNAM STYLE!!? *dance*

**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

The Sample Store | SaSa Singapore

DIY Polish from Eye Shadow!

Yes, you can create your very own nail color from an old eye shadow. This is not new but it’s my first time trying it..! So I’m pretty excited ’bout it actually!! \(^_^)/

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Here’s my unwanted eye shadow! Sorry, I started smashing them half way and realize I should take a pic of them first before they turn into powder! This eye shadow was previously from one of the sample box but because I don’t really use an eye shadow so I decided to sacrifices it!

*chop chop chop*

If you ask me, I would advise you to chop them finer! Coarse pieces might be difficult to blend them to your clear nail polish! YES, of course you need a clear polish to mix your eye shadow! Else how do you get your personalized nail polish color!?

After chopping them, smashing them, pounding them, you can get ready your clear polish and ……………

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POUR THEM IN!

I used a unwanted plastic sheet to act as my funnel! I wouldn’t want to dirty my space with my clumsy hands – pouring eye shadow everywhere but inside the bottle! T_T

I started by pouring half the eye shadow amount and SHAKE well!

*shake shake shake*

*roll roll roll*

*drumroll*

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Here’s my grey polish! It looks a bit sheer but it kinda get me excited!!

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See!! Without my funnel, it became this mess when I pour in my 2nd half of my eye shadow.

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Now with my whole eye shadow in the clear polish, it became more opaque!

For I-don’t-know-what reason, my nail polish turns our MATTE! hahahaha! I believe could be the “powder” that I poured in causing the texture changed. Oh well, doesn’t matter, since I can have it gloss again with my Seche Vite! V(^_^)V

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After looking at it for a while, I started to think it looks a bit plain and maybe I should add some glitter (like some indie brand!) Yes, I throw in my pink glitters and…

SHAKE again!!

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See…! My pink glitter grey polish!! ………. actually.. it turns out to be silver glitter! Because my pink glitter color run!!! oh faint~

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Erm… So here’s my grey “GLITTER” polish! HAHAHAHAHA!! Problem one, dries matte (not a big issue though). Problem two, glitter color run. Problem three, not enough glitter.

Conclusion: TRY HARDER NEXT TIME!!!